Defense: Point-Wise CA and GS Articles 2017 (Including PIB)

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  • Oct 8, 2017
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    The 12th edition of India-Nepal joint military exercise- Surya Kiran XII was held at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal and 7thedition of India-Sri Lanka joint naval exercises SLINEX 2017 were held near Vishakhapatnam (Andhra… (423 more words) …

  • Sep 28, 2017
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    The Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh passed away at Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi at 98. Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC lead the Air Force when he was only 44 years old. He… (533 more words) …

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    The Trawl system recently crossed a major milestone with the successful completion of blast trials in collaboration with HEMRL Pune, which demonstrated the survivability of the equipment, when subjected to successive series of blast directly underneath it

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  • Sep 18, 2017
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    Swedish defence company-SAAB and India’s Adani Group have agreed to collaborate in defence manufacturing. Partnership for design, development, and production of single engine Gripen fighter jets under ‘Make in India’.

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    Image of Collaboration for Defence Manufacturing

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  • Sep 17, 2017
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    A 6-member all-woman Indian Navy team is sailing around the globe on INSV Tarini in a first-ever first ever such effort by Indian women. Following are important facts: Sailing around the world is called circumnavigation.

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  • Sep 14, 2017
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    The Ministry of Defence will delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) upto the level of Chief Engineer and Task Force Commander to avoid delays.

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    Image of Border Roads In India Map

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  • Sep 7, 2017
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    ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing driven by capital acquisition of defense equipment and measures for promoting indigenous design, development and manufacture of defence equipment through public and private sector like:

    Image of India’s Defence Procurement Procedure

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  • Sep 6, 2017
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    India’s first private sector missile sub-systems manufacturing facility- Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS) plant was inaugurated near Hyderabad. Established under ‘Make in India’ initiative with new policy to encourage private participation in defense production

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  • Sep 1, 2017
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    A list of military or defence related agreements signed with other nations for the last three years (i. e. from 1st August 2014) is placed as under. Defence Budget 2007 - 2016 (figure in INR core) includes Capital Expenditure,… (1326 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    Defense sector is user driven sector with defense forces actively involved in policies & procedures related to procurement, indigenous design, development & manufacture of defense equipment, co-development & co-production with foreign OEMs- contributing towards ‘Make in India’.

    Make in India Initiative in Defense

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  • Aug 24, 2017
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    According to the Country Report on Terrorism released by the US State Department, India witnessed third highest number of terrorist attacks in 2016, more than Pakistan. Several countries routinely experience terrorist attacks.

    India Had 3<sup>rd</sup> Highest Terror Attacks in 2016

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  • Aug 21, 2017
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    LCU Mark-IV vessels are designed for multipurpose amphibious operations by Indian Navy and Army for security of Andaman and Lakshadweep. LCU L52 ship second of eight Mark IV LCU vessels built by GRSE.

    Navy’s Second LCU Mark IV L52 Ship Launched by GRSE

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    DRDO developed Muntra, India’s first unmanned, remotely operated tank at its Chennai lab, Indian Army signed MoU with DRDO for one regiment of the advanced Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles (MRSAM) defense system and Navy’s second Landing Craft Utility… (244 more words) …

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    Since 1992, when the Army allowed women, numbers increased- in 22 years, their strength has grown from 50 to 1300. Women recruited to Indian Army as officers through: Short Service Commission (SSC) along with men candidates into Army Service Corps,… (376 more words) …

  • Sep 6, 2017
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    Exercise Malabar is a trilateral naval exercise with United States, Japan, and India in the Indian Ocean. Japan became a permanent partner in 2015. Australia and Singapore were partners. It began in 1992 including activities ranging from fighter combat operations… (427 more words) …

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    Cold Start military doctrine was developed Indian Army for possible war with Pakistan. It aims to efficiently involve all sub-parts of Indian military for offensive operations. Cold Start doctrine allows conventional forces in order to prevent a nuclear retaliation from… (424 more words) …

  • Jun 5, 2017
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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • Jun 3, 2017
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    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • May 24, 2017
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    The 24th bilateral exercise SIMBEX-17 “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises” between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commenced in South China Sea and will culminate. The exercise will be held from May 18, 2017 to May 24,… (221 more words) …

  • May 18, 2017
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    The 29th India–Indonesia CORPAT has commenced at Port Blair under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The bilateral exercise is scheduled to be held from 9th to 25th May. India - Indonesia navies are contributing one… (267 more words) …

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    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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  • May 1, 2017
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    The US military has started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea. THAAD is designed to intercept short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles during their terminal flight phase. The THAAD is… (236 more words) …

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    India was at fifth place on the list of the world’s highest spenders on defence as global military. It release by the Stockholm international peace research institute (SIPRI) India spending at $55.9 billion for its military in 2016.

    India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

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  • Apr 9, 2017
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    The DAC of the Union Defence Minister has approved the purchase of Barak surface-to-air missiles (SAM) for the Navy among other proposals. The enhance India’s maritime capability in view of the changing security dynamics in the Indian Ocean region.

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  • Apr 2, 2017
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    Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the Border Security Force, the country’s largest border guarding force. 51 are direct entry officers while 16 have joined the officer ranks on promotion.… (157 more words) …

  • Mar 17, 2017
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    The IAF has formally inducted first indigenously built Airborne Early Warning and Control System Netra. It is developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It was handed over to Indian Air Force (IAF) on first day of Aero India… (340 more words) …

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    Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green by installing a solar power system on board. System, equipped on ship, works using sunlight and though it is 100 % reliable for power source. System becomes maintenance free.

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    India successfully test fired its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile. Missile ashwin launched from pad-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha coast. Two-stage PDV missile is part of two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence System.

    PDVinterceptor,two stage target missile successfully test fired

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    Indian Navy has launched an Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Mumbai. It is to enhance security of valuable naval assets against asymmetric threats. It is third IUHDSS to be installed in India.

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    Reliance Defence and Engineering has signed a contract with Ministry of Defence. Contract is to design and construction of 14 fast patrol vessels (FPVs) for Indian coast guard, for an amount of Rs. 916 crore. The company has emerged winner… (276 more words) …

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    India and UAE held first meeting of their strategic dialogue in an attempt to finalize cooperation agreement. Meeting was co-chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and MoS in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar… (304 more words) …

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    Scorpene submarine Khanderi, known for its superior stealth, was launched by Union Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in Mumbai. It has the ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes as well as tube-launched anti-ship missiles whilst underwater… (231 more words) …

  • Dec 23, 2016
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    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet approved 5.13 trillion yen ($43.6 billion). It is to defence for the fiscal year starting in April 2017. It is Japan’s highest annual defence budget announced so far. It is up by 1.4% from the… (174 more words) …

  • Dec 14, 2016
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    India has become the world’s fourth largest defence spender according to the recently released 2016 IHS Jane’s Defence Budgets report. In this edition of report published by US research firm IHS Inc., India has surpassed Russia, France, Japan and Saudi… (472 more words) …

  • Aug 31, 2016
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    Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Ashton Carter Secretary of Defence in Washington, D.C has signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) and this agreement enables both the countries to use repair and replenishment of defence supplies.

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  • Jul 4, 2016
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    India’s first integrated Defence Communication Network (DCN) was launched by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who inaugurated the network at South Block, emphasized on the need to keep the network completely secure all the time.

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  • Jun 21, 2016
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    For nine sectors the Union Government has relieved foreign direct investment (FDI) norms to give motivation to job creation and comfort for doing business in the country and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken decision in this regard at… (387 more words) …

  • May 23, 2016
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    11 members committee has been constituted by Union Government to recommend measures to develop the combat capabilities of the equipped forces and re-balance the general defence expenditure. Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd) will head the 11-member committee.

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  • Aug 8, 2017
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    A strategic partnership agreement with 3 Ukrainian state firms to collaborate on a range of military products has been signed by Reliance Infra-led Reliance Defence Ltd and these three Ukrainian state-owned firms are:

    1. Ukroboronprom
    2. Spetstechno Exports
    3. Antonov

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  • Mar 29, 2016
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    The biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition Defence Expo 2016 of India has been started at Goa. The Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated this four-day biennial event. For the first time in the history the Expo… (187 more words) …

  • Feb 11, 2016
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    To improve Cooperation in Cyber Defence to counter modern forms of hybrid warfare the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and European Union (EU) have signed an agreement at headquarter of NATO in Brussels, Belgium

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  • Feb 2, 2016
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    India’s first Defence Industrial Park at Ottappalam has been permitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government by giving its final approval to Kerala Government. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Kinfra), a Kerala government owned Public… (174 more words) …

  • Dec 22, 2015
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    A new Make in India website www.makeinindiadefence.com has been lunched by Union Ministry of Defence. With the aim to make Defence acquisition process simpler and to provide an interface with industry.

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  • Dec 18, 2015
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    Russian advance S-400 Trium Air Defence Missile Systems purchase is clear by Defence Missile System Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), at an estimated cost of 40, 000 crore rupees. In New Delhi, during the DAC meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister… (228 more words) …

  • Sep 23, 2015
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    About Dr. P. Sivakumar: Dr. P. Sivakumar had completed his Bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy in 1980. He started his career at Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) as Scientist in 1984.

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  • Sep 8, 2015
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    About Reliance Defence: Reliance Industries is an Indian multinational company. It’s headquarter is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Reliance is involved in businesses across India like energy, petrochemicals, textiles, natural resources, retail and telecommunications.

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  • Jul 24, 2015
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    Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (PDOC) signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for Medium Refits and Life Certification of 877 EKM Submarines in India.

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  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government have approved India’s first defence industrial park. This park will be set up at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala and it has approved proposal for this defence park forwarded… (133 more words) …

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    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting had released joint statement on various… (179 more words) …

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    Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has cleared worth over 30,000 crore rupees for buying four more P81 long-range maritime patrol aircraft for the navy and to replace army’s 60s vintage air defence guns.

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  • Jun 8, 2015
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    India and United States (US) have inked a new strategically important 10-year defence framework agreement. This agreement was signed between Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Dr. Ashton Carter in New Delhi. According to the agreement,

  • May 25, 2015
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    G Mohan Kumar appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This decision was taken by the committee in a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • May 14, 2015
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    Indian Army and commercial Bank of India (BOI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Defence Salary Package. The signed MoU is a revised version of previous and first MoU which was signed in 2011 between both parties and was

  • Apr 30, 2015
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    Japan and the US signed a new set of defence agreements that allow for greater co-operation between their militaries after 18 years to deal with growing global security concern. This agreements was signed by the US Secretary of State, John

  • Mar 17, 2015
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    Japan & France has signed defence pact to boost cooperation and joint development for an arms transfer agreement for military equipment, services and technology. Japan & France seek to defence sector for joint development between both countries in order to

  • Mar 2, 2015
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    State Bank of India (SBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Army on the Defence Salary Package (DSP). In 2011, signed MoU between SBI and Defence Salary Package which was valid for a period of three years.